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How To Find a File on a PC

Watch more How to Use Computer Operating Systems videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to search for and locate important files stored on your computer. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Turn on PC Turn on your PC and log in. Step 2: Launch search Launch the search window by pressing the Windows key and the F key simultaneously. Tip All Windows operating systems have a search function accessible through the Start menu, but they may differ somewhat from Vista. Step 3: Click Advanced Options Click on the Advanced Options button in the upper right hand corner of the search window. Step 4: Choose a location Choose which location you would like to search by clicking on the Location drop-down menu. Step 5: Narrow search Narrow your search by choosing a file type from the options below the address bar. If you don't know the file type, search "All." Step 6: Type the file name Type the file name or just part of it in the Name text box. Tip Add other details to your search -- such as file date, file size, tags, and authors -- by utilizing the text boxes and drop-down menus available in Advanced Search. Step 7: Start the search Click Search, or press Enter, when you've finished setting the parameters for your search. Step 8: Scroll Scroll through the resulting file headers to locate the one you want and double-click it to open. Did You Know? Did you know? The first computer to contain a memory device was called Baby. This UK computer had 1,024 bits of memory capacity.
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